The VMAs Head to Hollywood
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:25:46
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MTV's annual Video Music Awards are airing in the unlikeliest of places this September 7: the sound stages, rooftops and city streets of Paramount Pictures Studios. That's right—an award show presented from a movie studio lot.
"With Paramount Pictures as the ideal setting, the glamour and musical heritage of L.A. are sure to be catalysts for creating explosive pop culture moments that the VMAs are known for," Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music Group, said in a statement.
This year's VMAs will mark the station's twenty-fifth broadcast and feature nominees based in part on the votes of viewers. Last year's show was in Vegas and included such awkward but awesome moments as Britney Spears' infamous opening act, an off-camera fight between Kid Rock and Tommy Lee, and a backstage outburst from Kanye West. The last time the VMAs were in Los Angeles was a decade ago.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff